Recently I introduced Magic Grammar Cards in my classes. These cards are extremely versatile, easy to prepare and simple to use. Moreover, I believe that they are a great way to revise grammar and they support independent learning.
[su_heading size=”28″]What is a Magic Grammar Card[/su_heading]
In the video below, you can see an example of the Magic Grammar Card .
As you can see, Magic Grammar Card is a sheet of paper which is printed in the following way. On the front page, there is a gap fill exerciseand it needs to be printed on the right half of the page.
On the back side of the sheet, there is a translation of the gap-fill sentences (placed on the left-hand side) and a correct solution of the gap-fill exercise (on the right-hand side). The correct answers are in bold letters and underlined.
[su_heading size=”28″]How to make Magic Grammar Card[/su_heading]
Magic Grammar Cards are easy to prepare. You just need to print the paper as it is described above. You must print it on both sides, so it is good to have a duplex printer.
[su_heading size=”28″]How to use Magic Grammar Card[/su_heading]
The video above explains the usage of the cards. However, to make sure you get it right, I will explain it again.
First, the students do the gap-fill exercise. They do not write anything. Learners just read the sentence, put the verb into the correct tense and then open the card and check their answers immediately. They close the card and continue with the second sentence and so on.
Once, they finish the gap-fill exercise, they open the card, cover the solution and try to translate the sentences on the left into English. After each sentence, they peek at the correct sentence and see whether they got it right.
Below you can download 6 Magic Grammar Cards. Each document contains three cards.
The first document contains exercises to practise the present simple tense.
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